NinjaCamp III: Foxes and Penguins Unite!
The Ninjas have assembled and we’ve all been hard at work this week. We’re surprisingly tired at this point, but all sorts of cool things are popping up around the office.
For our NinjaCamp project, Levi, Vytautas, and I (Na’Tosha) decided to pursue our passion for GNU/Linux — we thought we would invest our time into getting a web player up and running on an Ubuntu workstation. It’s turned out to be quite the endeavor, but, after a few days of poring through the Mozilla Developer’s Reference, the OpenGL documentation, the X11 documentation, and countless stacktraces (not to mention pouring ourselves dozens of caffeinated beverages), we do have something to show for our efforts:
Despite the fact that Firefox 4.0 has not been released yet, we chose to use 4.0 and leverage some goodies from the new API.
It’s completely unpolished – we can’t even reload the unity engine in the same browser instance, and it of course lacks niceties like a splash screen, etc. Although it is just a demonstration that we put together in a week, and it is not an official Unity project, all in all, we’re quite proud of ourselves.